Attached for public review and comment are three documents.
DRAFT - 2016 BCAG Public Participation Plan. As part of BCAG’s Overall Work Program review with our state and federal partners, it was recommended to update legislation references from SAFETEA-LU to MAP 21 or as appropriate. In addition, this update to the PPP emphasizes greater use of current social internet media to engage and inform the public in BCAG’s planning and programming processes.
DRAFT -Policy for Government-to-Government Consultation with Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments. This was another recommendation at our annual Overall Work Program review meeting to develop a stand-alone document.
Public Notice – Informing the draft documents mentioned above, as well as development of BCAG’s 2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Development and Draft 2016 Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) document. This notice has been placed in each of the local newspapers in Butte County.
As a result, BCAG has scheduled two workshops identified below to review the above mentioned material. Besides the workshops, via government-to-government correspondence, BCAG has offered to meet directly with the Native American Tribal communities at their convenience. BCAG is also currently developing a Facebook page in which this material will also be announced. In addition, notices will be placed on the entire Butte Regional Transit Fleet.
OPEN HOUSE WORKSHOPS:
Public Participation Plan & Policy with Native American Tribal Governments is scheduled for June 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the BCAG conference room located at 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico.
Draft 2017 FTIP & 2016 RTP/SCS is scheduled for July 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the BCAG conference room located at 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico.
Adoption of the FTIP, PPP and Policy for Government-to-Government Consultation with Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments is scheduled for 9 a.m. on August 25, 2016 at the City of Chico Council Chambers located at 421 Main St, Chico, CA 95928. Once adopted, these documents can be amended at any time by the BCAG Board. Questions regarding these products can be directed to Ivan Garcia, Programming Manager at BCAG at 530-809-4616 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are also welcomed by email. Hard copies of the draft PPP and draft Policy for Government-to-Government Consultation with Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments are available at each of the Butte County Public Libraries for review and comment.